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Volunteer Positions

Event Volunteer

Would you like to help the Internet Archive out with some of our events?

We host around 12 events a year and are looking for ushers to help welcome, seat guests and collect their admission tickets.

After everyone is seated, you and a guest, are more than welcome to stay for the event for free! After volunteering with us for six events - you get an Internet Archive sweatshirt!

If you are interested, please contact us: volunteer[at] We'd love to add you to our list-serve for future events!

Technical/Engineering Volunteers

The Internet Archive is in the process of developing volunteering opportunities/projects specifically in engineering. Check back soon to complete a more detailed questionnaire that will help us determine whether we can assign you to exciting projects (both remote and onsite) happening here at the Archive!

Volunteers and Interns

Volunteers and interns play a valuable role in the work we do at Internet Archive. From supporting our annual event to digitizing books, CDs and videos, the tasks performed by our strong volunteer team allow us to add thousands of items to the Archive each year.

Internet Archive works with many schools and universities and we welcome students working independently while earning credit. Let us know what you are interested in working on and we will be happy to help you design your own, unique internship.

In general, we ask for 2-3 days a week, in at least a 4-hour block.

Here are the things we'll be working on in 2015:

  • CD digitization
  • LP digitization
  • VHS digitization
  • Fall Events


  • Learning from and collaborating with one of the best non-profits in San Francisco
  • Networking and exposure to non-profit professional work
  • Being part of a positive, mission-oriented non-profit
  • A letter of recommendation/reference (upon completion of fulfilled duties)
  • Helping build a digital library
  • Free staff lunch on Friday's
  • Espresso Bar
  • Fresh fruit brought in everyday
  • Snack drawer

To Apply:
If you're interested in volunteering with us, please submit the form below. Please, send volunteer inquiries to: volunteer[at]

All volunteer positions and internships are unpaid.

Volunteer Interest Form